Sunday, December 16, 2012

1880s Autograph Album of Augusta B. Clough of New Hampshire


1800s autograph album that belonged to Augusta B. Clough of Plymouth, New Hampshire.



The album is approximately 5" x 3-1/4" and contains 26 pages signed by Augusta herself, her relatives and friends.   Pages of pre-printed designs are interspersed throughout the album.

An alphabetical list of the signers appears at the end of this post.



From online research, hopefully correct: [corrections welcome]

Augusta B. Clough was born about October 1869 in New Hampshire [Dorchester, I believe], the daughter of Joseph M. and Harriet A. (Bickford) Clough, who were born at Wentworth, New Hampshire, and Dorchester, New Hampshire, respectively.

Augusta's father Joseph M. Clough signed a page in 1886.


Augusta's mother, Harriet A. (Bickford) Clough also signed a page in 1886, on one of the pages with a pre-printed design.


Augusta's paternal grandparents were Joseph and Betsey (Thompson) Clough.  Her maternal grandparents were Eli and Abigail C. (Davis) Bickford.

Augusta's older siblings signed pages in her album.  Mary Clough signed a page at Laconia, New Hampshire in 1886.


Hazen H. Clough of North Dorchester, New Hampshire signed a page in 1886.


Abbie Clough signed a page at North Dorchester, New Hampshire in 1886.


At the time of the 1920 Census, Augusta was living with her widowed mother at Lebanon, New Hampshire, and working as a stitcher in an overall shop.  Harriet died in 1927.

In the 1930 Census of Lebanon, New Hampshire, Augusta is shown as living in the household of Clyde and Marion Davis, perhaps relatives on her maternal grandmother's side.  I'm not quite clear on her occupation of Forester.

The reference online to a donation in memory of Miss Augusta B. Clough by a Lebanon, New Hampshire, church appears to indicate that Augusta never married.

If you have corrections and/or clarifications to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Thanks!

Alphabetical list of signers: [Note: given names within a specific surname may be out of alpha order.]


  • Jennie Bryant of Laconia, New Hampshire
  • Isaac M. Burnham of North Dorchester, New Hampshire, 1886
  • E. E. Clement, signed at North Dorchester, New Hampshire
  • Augusta B. Clough of Plymouth, New Hampshire; owner of the album
  • Joseph M. Clough of North Dorchester, New Hampshire, 1886; Augusta's father
  • Harriet A. (Bickford) Clough of Dorchester, New Hampshire, 1886; Augusta's mother
  • Mary Clough, signed at Laconia, New Hampshire, 1886; Augusta's sister
  • Hazen H. Clough of North Dorchester, New Hampshire, 1886; Augusta's brother
  • Abbie M. Clough, signed at North Dorchester, New Hampshire, 1886; Augusta's sister
  • Nellie Crosby, signed at Laconia, New Hampshire, 1892
  • C. N. Davis
  • Lizzie H. Davis of Laconia, New Hampshire, 1886
  • J. W. Davis, signed at Laconia, New Hampshire, 1886
  • Alice Gray, signed at Laconia, New Hampshire, 1892
  • ? J. Henderson of Laconia, New Hampshire, 1886
  • Charles William Hill of Upper Main Street, Waltham, Massachusetts; signed at Laconia, New Hampshire, 1897
  • Lucy Hunt, signed at Laconia, New Hampshire, 1886
  • Mary V. Huot, signed at Laconia, New Hampshire, 1886
  • Charles L. Kimball of Laconia, New Hampshire, 1886
  • Arabelle M. Merrill of Plymouth, New Hampshire, 1886
  • Mamie Powers of Laconia, New Hampshire, 1892
  • Roscoe E. Sanborn, signed at Laconia, New Hampshire, 1886
  • C. E. Shepardson; not sure of the ornate initials
  • Gertrude Sturtevant, signed at North Dorchester, New Hampshire, 1886
  • Docety Vallear of Laconia, New Hampshire, 1886
  • M. O. Young of Laconia, New Hampshire, 1886
Dorchester and Plymouth, New Hampshire [Lebanon, New Hampshire is just barely visible to the west.]


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